2015 saw the formation of Tennessee United for Human Rights, and in 2016 the organization is taking things to a whole new level.
In 2015, President Obama proclaimed, “As we honor [Martin Luther King, Jr.’s] legacy, Americans across the country will join one another for a day of service, picking up the baton handed to us by past generations and carrying forward their efforts.” It is with this in mind that Tennessee United for Human Rights (TUHR) is preparing for a day of service to continue Dr. King’s legacy.
TUHR, which was formed as a non-profit public benefit corporation in 2015 to educate Tennesseans on the basic principles and foundations of human rights, will be part of events in Nashville to honor the iconic human rights hero. One such event is the MLK Day march and convocation taking place at Tennessee State University on Monday at 11am. The march begins at 10am at Jefferson Street Baptist Church.
According to the mlkdaynashville.com website, the theme for 2016 is “Unity Not Uniformity.”
The TUHR director, John Pantermuehl, says the organization is excited about being part of these events and is anxious to spread education on human rights, “This is the time for everyone to learn their basic human rights and be united in the fight for freedom,” he says.
TUHR is the local chapter of United for Human Rights (UHR), an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind, according to humanrights.com.
United for Human Rights was founded on the Declaration’s 60th anniversary, in the face of continued worldwide abuses which violate the spirit, intent and Articles of this charter of all human rights, the first such document ever ratified by the community of nations. For more information about United for Human Rights, go to www.humanrights.com.